Craig and I spent 5 days in Namibia while Julie stayed with the boys and Marguerite & Wayne headed off for Swaziland.

The trip to Namibia started with a 4×4 (Land Rover) trip to a Lagoon called Sandwich Harbour – driving over the dunes and a lunch laid out in amongst them. The driver was quite a character so made the trip interesting.

The following day we did a living desert tour of the little five – salamander, gecko, chameleon, dancing white spider and sidewinder snake. It was pretty impressive watching the guide find the little creatures.

Then we headed to Sossusvleit (the big red dunes) – starting at 9 am with the expectation of getting there by 3 pm over very rough roads. Around 1 pm we came across a few thunderstorms. It hadn’t rained here in three years and when it does, the water goes where in can so by 2 pm we hit a place where there was a river running across the road – no way to get across without a 4×4. The locals were quite happy about the rain and being entertained by people attempting the crossing. One large truck got stuck and finally got towed out. We eventually were towed through the stream around 5 pm by a land rover from our resort – arriving at the resort at 7 pm in the dark.

Some pictures by clicking on: Namibia.

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